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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Matthews International's revenues will increase 11.1% and EPS will expand 7.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $252.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.70.
Last quarter, Matthews International reported revenue of $256.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $225.5 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.61. GAAP EPS of $0.51 for Q2 were 5.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.54 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 37.0%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.8%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.5%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $991.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.45.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 81 members out of 81 rating the stock outperform, and members rating it underperform. Among 32 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 32 give Matthews International a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Matthews International is outperform, with an average price target of $38.67.
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